Self Managed Super Fund

Are my self-managed super fund investments safe?

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.


Find the ideal member of a self-managed super fund

Sam Henderson Managing your own superannuation has many advantages but it's not for everyone - so who is it for?


A self-managed super fund needs an investment strategy

Sam Henderson If you're going to mange your own superannuation, a written investment strategy is an essential element to your retirement success.


Your Questions: Should we start a self-managed super fund?

More and more Australians are opting to manage their own superannuation schemes.

Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.


One big difference with a self-managed super fund

Sam Henderson One of the biggest differences of self-managed super is the ability to use borrowed money to invest.

Can a compromise be found for self-managed super fund investment property borrowing ban?

The SMSF Association's Graeme Colley is hopeful the government will compromise rather than restoring an outright ban on borrowing in super.

Sally Rose The federal government is less likely to impose an outright ban on the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry borrowing to buy investment property, according to industry groups.


Should I start a self-managed super fund?

Richard Livingston Should I start a self-managed super fund? If you're asking that question of your own volition, the answer is probably YES

Chasing returns in super usually a losing bet

John Collett Most people don't realise their super fund is likely to have about half their money invested in shares.

Super funds own $45b in bank shares, $13b in tech stocks


Caitlin Fitzsimmons Industry super funds love to criticise the big banks, but they are also closely entwined.

How to avoid retiring with insufficient super. (Hint: Don't be a woman)

Georgina Dent Why "financial literacy" won't help women overcome the structural flaws in superannuation.

'Money for nothing': why transition to retirement pensions still work

Many mature-age workers want to cut back but not leave the workforce entirely.

Noel Whittaker Despite the continuing tightening of superannuation concessions there are still some great strategies available for those who take good advice.

Banks' weapon against industry funds may be a dud

John Collett dinkus. 7th February 2017 Photo: Janie Barrett

John Collett The Turnbull government wants to remove the monopoly that industry funds have as the default fund provider in industrial awards.

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Federal government picks fight with super industry

Financial services minister Kelly O'Dwyer has welcomed the draft report from the Productivity Commission on default super.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons Consumer groups and independent policy analysts have broadly backed the Productivity Commission proposals to change the default superannuation system.

Renters need $1 million for comfortable retirement

John Collett dinkus Dinkus

John Collett Housing affordability has wider implications than just for those trying to get a foot on the property ladder.

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Better-off need to save more super

John Collett How much will you need to save for a comfortable retirement? If you're clueless you're not alone.

What you need to know about the war for super


Caitlin Fitzsimmons There are vested interests misrepresenting the facts on both sides. Don't be fooled.

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Dear Scott Morrison, this is what women want from this budget

Some ideas for Treasurer Scott Morrison, who is preparing for the federal budget in May.

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon There's still much for the Treasurer to decide that will affect families and, disproportionately, women.

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Beware of dividend traps and capital killers

John Collett Investors love the shares of big dividend-paying companies, but they could be leaving themselves exposed to what's sometimes known as the "dividend trap".

Home ownership is essential for a comfortable retirement

Daryl Dixon The superannuation industry is trying to deter the government from even limited action to allow first home buyers to access their super.

The case against letting first-home buyers use super

The truth is, not everyone can afford to buy a home and renting is cheaper than buying.

Noel Whittaker Home ownership is a worthy aim, but superannuation is not the vehicle to fund it.

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